The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 801 744 1158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 18.97% 19.77% 26.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 56.29% 54.79% 64.51%
Number of salaries quoted 722 691 1097
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,609 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
SQL Server
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1423 1358 1795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 33.70% 36.08% 41.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1242 1224 1685
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region.

SQL Server Salary Trend in Manchester

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Manchester

SQL Server
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -4 62 £35,000 - 6
Wigan +3 38 £28,750 -20.13% 4
Bolton -2 28 £37,750 -5.62% 8
Altrincham -2 19 £38,000 +1.33% 8
Salford -2 13 £37,500 - 4
Bury - 13 £39,000 - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 12 £47,500 -
Oldham +2 10 £25,000 -6.28% 4
Cheadle -2 4 - - 1
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 941 (57.48%) .NET
2 890 (54.37%) C#
3 773 (47.22%) SQL
4 732 (44.72%) ASP.NET
5 552 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
6 530 (32.38%) Microsoft
7 471 (28.77%) HTML
8 462 (28.22%) MVC
9 446 (27.24%) JavaScript
10 396 (24.19%) CSS
11 392 (23.95%) SQL Server 2008
12 335 (20.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 335 (20.46%) Windows
13 322 (19.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 317 (19.36%) Finance
15 296 (18.08%) Business Intelligence
16 282 (17.23%) T-SQL
17 275 (16.80%) TDD
18 273 (16.68%) ASP.NET MVC
19 269 (16.43%) MS Excel
20 259 (15.82%) jQuery
21 247 (15.09%) XML
22 241 (14.72%) Web Services
23 236 (14.42%) VB.NET
24 235 (14.36%) WCF
25 218 (13.32%) .NET Framework
26 207 (12.65%) OO
27 197 (12.03%) Degree
28 190 (11.61%) SQL Server 2005
29 188 (11.48%) Web Development

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 152 (9.29%) SharePoint
2 117 (7.15%) IIS
3 72 (4.40%) CMS
4 63 (3.85%) Node.js
5 57 (3.48%) MS Exchange
6 47 (2.87%) Umbraco
7 33 (2.02%) Sitecore CMS
8 29 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
9 24 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 19 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
11 18 (1.10%) WebLogic
12 17 (1.04%) Apache
12 17 (1.04%) WebSphere
13 16 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
14 14 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
15 13 (0.79%) Sitefinity
16 10 (0.61%) SAS
17 9 (0.55%) WordPress
18 8 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
18 8 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 269 (16.43%) MS Excel
2 62 (3.79%) PowerPivot
3 57 (3.48%) MS Office
4 34 (2.08%) Photoshop
5 18 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.37%) Fireworks
8 5 (0.31%) MS Project
9 4 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
1 19 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 18 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.86%) Magento
4 5 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.24%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.061%) FRx
7 1 (0.061%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (1.41%) SaaS
5 16 (0.98%) Office 365
6 6 (0.37%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.12%) PaaS
8 2 (0.12%) GitHub
8 2 (0.12%) IaaS
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 70 (4.28%) Firewall
2 53 (3.24%) Internet
3 47 (2.87%) SAN
4 44 (2.69%) HTTP
5 41 (2.50%) DNS
6 25 (1.53%) LAN
7 24 (1.47%) WAN
8 22 (1.34%) TCP/IP
9 19 (1.16%) SMTP
9 19 (1.16%) DHCP
10 15 (0.92%) VPN
10 15 (0.92%) NAS
11 12 (0.73%) LDAP
12 10 (0.61%) Wireless
13 8 (0.49%) MPLS
14 7 (0.43%) VLAN
15 6 (0.37%) iSCSI
15 6 (0.37%) SSL
16 5 (0.31%) FTP
16 5 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (23.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 335 (20.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 322 (19.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 190 (11.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 164 (10.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 132 (8.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 130 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
8 98 (5.99%) Relational Database
9 64 (3.91%) MySQL
10 52 (3.18%) RDBMS
11 42 (2.57%) SQL Server 2000
12 40 (2.44%) MongoDB
13 34 (2.08%) OLAP
14 33 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
14 33 (2.02%) DB2
15 31 (1.89%) Oracle Database
16 24 (1.47%) MS Access
17 23 (1.41%) DTS
18 21 (1.28%) Data Mining
18 21 (1.28%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 97 (5.93%) Visual Studio
2 77 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 70 (4.28%) NUnit
4 57 (3.48%) Subversion
5 29 (1.77%) Git (software)
6 28 (1.71%) Moq
7 19 (1.16%) Selenium
8 17 (1.04%) Eclipse
9 14 (0.86%) ClearCase
9 14 (0.86%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.79%) MSTest
10 13 (0.79%) JIRA
10 13 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
11 12 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 11 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (0.67%) Jenkins
12 11 (0.67%) JUnit
13 8 (0.49%) JMeter
13 8 (0.49%) Maven
14 7 (0.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 317 (19.36%) Finance
2 66 (4.03%) Retail
3 65 (3.97%) Marketing
4 49 (2.99%) Games
5 43 (2.63%) Banking
6 38 (2.32%) Manufacturing
7 14 (0.86%) Legal
8 11 (0.67%) Advertising
8 11 (0.67%) Billing
8 11 (0.67%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.49%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.49%) Automotive
10 7 (0.43%) Law
11 5 (0.31%) Music Industry
12 4 (0.24%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.18%) Electronics
14 2 (0.12%) Front Office
14 2 (0.12%) Back Office
15 1 (0.061%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.061%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1017 (62.13%) Developer
2 443 (27.06%) .NET Developer
3 302 (18.45%) C# Developer
4 224 (13.68%) Senior Developer
5 213 (13.01%) C# .NET Developer
6 202 (12.34%) Analyst
7 160 (9.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 143 (8.74%) ASP.NET Developer
9 129 (7.88%) Software Developer
10 104 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 91 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
12 82 (5.01%) Web Developer
13 74 (4.52%) DBA
14 72 (4.40%) Senior .NET Developer
15 67 (4.09%) Architect
16 66 (4.03%) Junior
17 64 (3.91%) C# Software Developer
18 60 (3.67%) Team Leader
19 59 (3.60%) SQL DBA
20 58 (3.54%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 941 (57.48%) .NET
2 732 (44.72%) ASP.NET
3 471 (28.77%) HTML
4 396 (24.19%) CSS
5 273 (16.68%) ASP.NET MVC
6 259 (15.82%) jQuery
7 247 (15.09%) XML
8 241 (14.72%) Web Services
9 235 (14.36%) WCF
10 218 (13.32%) .NET Framework
11 167 (10.20%) HTML5
12 145 (8.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 119 (7.27%) LINQ
14 107 (6.54%) Ajax
15 103 (6.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 88 (5.38%) SOAP
17 84 (5.13%) WPF
18 75 (4.58%) CSS3
19 70 (4.28%) RESTful
20 69 (4.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 154 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (3.24%) Computer Science
3 51 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
4 46 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 44 (2.69%) Mobile App
6 43 (2.63%) N-Tier
7 39 (2.38%) iPhone
8 28 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 28 (1.71%) Replication
8 28 (1.71%) Inversion of Control
9 25 (1.53%) Mathematics
9 25 (1.53%) Physics
10 24 (1.47%) User Experience
11 21 (1.28%) Streaming Music
12 19 (1.16%) Clustering
13 15 (0.92%) Data Extraction
13 15 (0.92%) FlexPod
14 14 (0.86%) Social Media
14 14 (0.86%) NHS
15 11 (0.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 335 (20.46%) Windows
2 67 (4.09%) Linux
3 60 (3.67%) Android
4 47 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (2.32%) UNIX
6 30 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 30 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (1.28%) Solaris
9 19 (1.16%) AIX
10 17 (1.04%) Windows XP
10 17 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.98%) HPUX
12 15 (0.92%) OS/400
12 15 (0.92%) SUSE
12 15 (0.92%) zOS
13 13 (0.79%) Windows 7
13 13 (0.79%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.24%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
2 462 (28.22%) MVC
3 296 (18.08%) Business Intelligence
4 275 (16.80%) TDD
5 207 (12.65%) OO
6 188 (11.48%) Web Development
7 176 (10.75%) Scrum
8 135 (8.25%) Project Management
9 130 (7.94%) Software Engineering
10 121 (7.39%) E-Commerce
11 113 (6.90%) CRM
12 112 (6.84%) Web Application Development
13 101 (6.17%) Mentoring
14 98 (5.99%) Unit Testing
15 95 (5.80%) ITIL
16 88 (5.38%) Performance Tuning
17 83 (5.07%) Coaching
17 83 (5.07%) Migration
18 82 (5.01%) Dependency Injection
19 79 (4.83%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 890 (54.37%) C#
2 773 (47.22%) SQL
3 446 (27.24%) JavaScript
4 282 (17.23%) T-SQL
5 236 (14.42%) VB.NET
6 78 (4.76%) Java
7 69 (4.22%) VB
8 67 (4.09%) PHP
9 53 (3.24%) VBA
10 36 (2.20%) C
10 36 (2.20%) PowerShell
11 35 (2.14%) C++
12 24 (1.47%) VB6
13 18 (1.10%) VBScript
14 15 (0.92%) Delphi
14 15 (0.92%) Ruby
15 13 (0.79%) Python
16 8 (0.49%) X++
17 7 (0.43%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 197 (12.03%) Degree
2 72 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (1.28%) MCP
4 20 (1.22%) MCITP
5 19 (1.16%) MCTS
6 18 (1.10%) Security Cleared
6 18 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (1.10%) MCSE
7 17 (1.04%) ISTQB
8 15 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.86%) CCNA
10 13 (0.79%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 11 (0.67%) ISEB
12 10 (0.61%) MCPD
13 9 (0.55%) CISM
13 9 (0.55%) CISSP
13 9 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (0.55%) VCAP
14 5 (0.31%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.99%) QA
2 17 (1.04%) SLA
3 13 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.67%) WAI
5 2 (0.12%) BS7799
6 1 (0.061%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 72 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 68 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 23 (1.41%) vSphere
5 15 (0.92%) KVM
6 12 (0.73%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.43%) XenApp
8 4 (0.24%) XenServer
8 4 (0.24%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.12%) LiteSpeed
9 2 (0.12%) vCloud
9 2 (0.12%) Varnish
9 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.061%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.061%) SpamAssassin
10 1 (0.061%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.061%) NFS
10 1 (0.061%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.061%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 17 (1.04%) Tivoli
2 8 (0.49%) SCOM
3 7 (0.43%) WSUS
3 7 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.37%) WMI
4 6 (0.37%) SCCM
5 4 (0.24%) Puppet
5 4 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.12%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.12%) OpenNMS
6 2 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.12%) Control-M
7 1 (0.061%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.061%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.061%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.061%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 530 (32.38%) Microsoft
2 125 (7.64%) Oracle
3 101 (6.17%) VMware
4 47 (2.87%) Cisco
5 44 (2.69%) Google
6 37 (2.26%) NetApp
7 33 (2.02%) Sitecore
8 31 (1.89%) Citrix
9 30 (1.83%) HP
10 25 (1.53%) SAP
11 24 (1.47%) Sybase
12 22 (1.34%) Business Objects
12 22 (1.34%) Red Hat
13 21 (1.28%) EMC
14 18 (1.10%) IBM
15 17 (1.04%) Juniper
16 16 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
16 16 (0.98%) Symantec
17 15 (0.92%) Brocade
17 15 (0.92%) BMC
Cheadle, Cheshire
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Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
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Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £21216 - £54000 per annum
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Salary: £39000 per annum
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £35,300 to £40,351 per annum
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + competitive benefits
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
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